Ambiance is fantastic, a rustic beer hall below a beautiful restaurant above. Service is so apathetic you want to prescribe something for the wait staff. Beer is almost all German, so if you are looking for variety you may be disappointed. I tried a flight of the house brands and could only finish the Dunkel. Food is great and reasonably priced for the area. I have been twice for good food and atmosphere, service and beer are lacking.
I’m confused here...beer-hall or restaurant? Beer on tap is good but I’m not sure about the food selection. Service is OK but I’m not big on the ambiance as the upstairs seems like any regular restaurant and downstairs seems too dark.
nemeab (8) Alberta | April 26, 2012| Updated June 1, 2012
I have been a few times now and both times what stands out the most is the layout and feel of the space. Can get a bit loud but it gets busy so that is too be expected.
Good beer selection that is great match for the menu.
First thing I want to say, is that I love this place. It is def one of my new favorite watering holes in Calgary. However, the low score is because I am rating this place from the view of a beer geek, not as an everyday Joe. I went here last night with a group of friends and we had a total blast drinking Ayinger Marzen and some other tastey German brews. We shared a 2L Boot and took lots of funny pics, then the Ommpha band came over and everyone at our table got on top of the table and danced and sung together. It was such a blast and the perfect place to go out with a group of friends for a good time. High prices means very few people under 25. The basement is the pub and is set up like a German beer hall with some booths, but lots of picnic tables to share with others. About 10 beers on tap, but menu isnt updated and so some beers they dont carry anymore and others, such as Aying Marzen, arent on tap. That was frustrating to not know what they have. I dont know why they just dont have a chalk board with latest beers, or something. Service was average. Food was OUTSTANDING. Hard to find German food this tastey anywhere. The quality really surprised me, as did the price. Probably the most expensive place to eat and drink in Calgary. For a good night out expect to pay $60-70 for food and beer. If I was to judge this place as a regular Joe, it would easily get over 80pts, but as a beer geek looking for serious beer, I dont think this place stands out in any way. I will be back with friends that is foresure.
The setting and design of Wurst is unique, refreshing and quite inviting. The service was very acceptable. We had a kind waiter whom went out of his way to answer all questions we had. My entree was the bison ribs. Although the meat was tasty and tender, the dish was absolutely drowned in sauce - and I woke up in the middle the night having a sodium attack. I have been to Germany more than a dozen times, so I know they love to drown their food in sauces - so I appreciate the authenticity - however that still doesn’t mean I could even come close to finishing my food. Prices were high for the quality.
Two trips, two very different experiences. Lunch shortly after opening was good. Food is excellent, but beer selection was limited (they were just re-stocking - we watched as the new kegs were rolled in). On a Sunday afternoon - bitterly disappointing. We got there at 3, only to find out the kitchen was closed. We should have walked, as one of us was HUNGRY. Beer selection was better, but the $28 cheese plate was a rip off.